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Ascension Day Service


On Thursday 26 May, the school community gathered to celebrate the ascension of Jesus into heaven. Canon Andy Trenier delivered a funny and erudite homily about the closeness of Christ and the power of prayer.

 As ever, the hymn was sung with a passion and brilliance only possible at Pilgrims’! Many thanks to Rory D, Nye B and James Z for excellent readings and prayers.

The Ascension remembers when Jesus led his disciples out of the city as far as Bethany, where he raised his hands and blessed them. He was then taken up into Heaven. The disciples worshipped him and went back into Jerusalem, filled with great joy, and spent all their time in the temple giving thanks to God.

This incident took place 40 days after the resurrection. During this time, New Testament writers record that there were many witnesses who saw Jesus after his resurrection. The ascension literally means that Jesus ascended, or was taken up, to Heaven. This is significant as it shows that he has returned to Heaven after completing his mission on Earth.
Mr Bryant
Head of TPR


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